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'Moving' Holyrood tales pictured

John MacLeod (Pic, Scottish Parliament)

A new photo exhibition on people's experiences of dealing with the Scottish Parliament has opened. One of those featured is John MacLeod, who campaigned for special status for the Gaelic language.

Amal Azzudin (Pic: Scottish Parliament)

The exhibition, "Moving Stories", marking 10 years of devolution, also features Amal Azzudin, who came to parliament to argue against dawn raids on failed asylum seekers.

John Muir (Pic: Scottish Parliament)

John Muir, whose son Damian was stabbed to death in Greenock in 2007, provided the spark for a debate on knife crime in the Holyrood chamber.

Tina McGeever (Pic: Scottish Parliament)

MSPs demanded clarity on NHS drug funding following a campaign by widow Tina McGeever from Buckie, whose husband was initally denied a life-prolonging drug during his battle with cancer.

Gemma McIntosh (Pic: Scottish Parliament)

Gemma McIntosh urged MSPs to boost support for visually impaired people, stating: "I am one of the examples of many people living with additional needs who has been failed by the education system."

Rev Iain MacDonald (Pic: Scottish Parliament)

Rev Iain MacDonald, who has led the regular "time for reflection" slot in the Holyrood chamber, also features in the exhibition, compiled by official parliament photographers Adam Elder and Andrew Cowan.

Claire Ewing (Pic: Scottish Parliament)

Claire Ewing, a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament in Dunfermline, said: "Politics is everywhere and everything but young people don't see that."

Rebecca Brown (Pic: Scottish Parliament)

Rebecca Brown, from Central Scotland, who carried out a work placement at an MSP constituency office, has never looked back since.

Walter Baxter (Pic: Scottish Parliament)

Walter Baxter, from north east Scotland, organised a petition against merging specialist care for brain haemorrhage victims. The photographic exhibition opens at Glasgow's Scotland Street Museum.

Bob Reid (Pic: Scottish Parliament)

Bob Reid's commitment to supporting young people led to his call for off-road motorbike facilities in the south of Scotland. The exhibition will be touring round Scotland, reaching as far as Orkney.



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